Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World

Cricket is a game that is fueled by nothing but passion, talent and true hard work. But, the rewards are definitely something that will make you look twice. Here is a list of Richest Cricketers in the World. Check out their net worth and learn how they made it to this place. Money is what we all want, but only few of us are willing to put in the hard work and the intense unwavering effort that these guys have put in. When you look at this list, it will surely inspire you to work hard on your game and make it big like one of these stalwarts. Now, let’s get started.

Richest Cricketers in the World

#1. Virat Kohli (Net Worth – $ 92 Million)

Virat Kohli is the Current Skipper of the Indian National Cricket Team. Born in New Delhi, India on 5th November 1988; Virat Kohli is an exceptional International Cricketer. He is a right handed batsman who mostly opens in the 3rd spot and makes his mark with handsome strokes and a fabulous energy. He also plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL ( Indian Premier League), since 2013.

Virat Kohli made his mark after wining the U-19  2008 World Cup, and after being a part of the Champion squad of 2011 World Cup. Since then he has been relentless and inevitable in his hard work to maintain the best spot  as a Cricketer and Team in the world.

Virat Kohli - Net Worth

From wining the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy award in 2017 and 2019, to being the ICC Test Player in 2018 to securing the spot as the ICC ODI Player of the year in 2012, 2017 and finally in 2018; he has also been honoured with the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Time Magazine listed him as one of the “100 Most Influential people in the world in 2018.”

He has also been recognised as one of the “most valuable athletes” by ESPN. In IPL 2019, he had INR 17 Crore Salary.

#2. MS Dhoni ( Net Worth – $ 70 Million)

MS Dhoni is the former Captain of the Indian National Cricket Team. He is from Ranchi, India and was born on 7th July 1981. MS Dhoni was the captain of the Indian National Cricket Team from 2007 to 2016 in the limited overs format and from 2008 to 2014 in the Test Cricket Format. He is a right handed middle order batsman and also a Wicket Keeper.

He has scored over 10,000 runs in ODIs. Indian won the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup under his captaincy. He is also the Captain of Chennai Super Kings in the IPL since 2008 and has lead it to three victories in 2010, 2011 and in 2018. After Jos Buttler, Dhoni is considered to be the “Best Finisher” in International Cricket at present.

MS Dhoni

Dhoni has been rewarded with Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards. Besides that, he was recognised as the ICC ODI Player of the year in 2008 and 2009. And also has been honoured with the coveted title of ICC World ODI XI and ICC World Test XI Cricketers several times. In IPL 2019, he had INR 15 Cr. Salary.

#3. Virender Sehwag ( Net Worth – $ 35 Million )

Virender Sehwag born in New Delhi on 20th October 1978, is a former Indian Batsman and part time Right Arm Off-Spin Bowler who kicked off his International Cricketing Innings in the year 1999 (his first ODI) and Test Innings (in 2001). He was a very successful former Vice Captain of India, Former Captain of Delhi Ranji Team and also the Former Captain of Delhi Daredevils in IPL.

He is a right handed opening batsman, who is popularly known for his Square Cut and Upper Cut Stroke that Pushes the ball through the Off-side. His attacking and risk taking style of bating, had made him, seal his spot as the opener of Indian Cricket Team and he was also described by Wisden Cricketers’ Alamac, as the, “ Most Exciting Opener in the World”.

He has several centuries in Test Cricket and One Day Matches under his belt. He is the only Cricketer to have scored Triple Century or more than 300 runs, twice – 2004 in Multan; 309 Runs against Pakistan and again in the year 2008 in Chennai; 319 against South Africa.

Starting off with the Arjuna Award with 2002 and finishing off with the Prestigious Padma Shree Award in 2010, The Nawab of Najafgarh, has acclaimed ownership of several prestigious awards and honours. In IPL 2018, he played for King XI Punjab and his salary was 12 Cr.

#4. Yuvraj Singh ( Net Worth – $40 Million)

Yuvraj Singh is a Left Handed Batsman and a Slow Left Arm Bowler. He was born in Chandigarh on 12th December 1981. He is an All rounder player. He is the son of Former Indian Fast bowler and Punjabi movies Actor, Yuvraj Singh.

His ODI Debut was in 2000 and Test Debut was in 2003. He played for Kings XI Punjab in IPL from 2008 – 2010, Then he went on to play for Pune Warriors, then Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad and finally for Mumbai Indians in 2019. He has scored a total of 8701 runs in his ODI Career and 1900 runs in Test Cricket.

He was also the former vice captain of India from 2007 to 2008.  He was particularly recognised for hitting six sixes in one over in a over bowled by Stuart Broad in the ICC World Twenty20 against England in 2007. In 2015, he was paid 16 crore and was the most expensive player of IPL.

#5. Shane Watson (Net Worth – $ 35 Million)

Shane Watson is an Australian International Cricketer, who was born in Ipswich, Queensland on 17th June, 1981. He is a Right Handed Batsman and also a Right Arm Fast – Medium Swing Bowler. He plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL and for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.

He has played 190 ODIs and Scored 5757 runs. As per Forbes he is the Highest Paid Non Indian Cricketer in 2011 and 2015. He was retained for INR 4 cr. In IPL 11 in Chennai Super Kings.

#6. Shahid Afridi ( Net Worth – $30 Million )

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi or Boom Boom is a Pakistani International Cricketer. He is a successful All rounder player.  He holds the distinction of hitting the most sixes history of ODI Cricket. He was born in Khyber, Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan in the year 1975.

He is a right handed batsman and also a Right Arm Leg Spinner. He played IPL only once in 2008 with the Deccan Chargers. He played the PSL from the Team Karachi Kings in 2018 and in 2019 he played from Multan Sultans.

He has been honoured with the Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2010. In 2018, he was awarded the Sitara – I – Imtiaz by President of Pakistan.

#7. Gautam Gambhir ( Net Worth – $21 Million)

Gautam Gambhir born in New Delhi on 14th October 1981, is a former Indian Cricketer and Indian Politician. Currently he is a member of the Lok Sabha since the year 2019. He is a left handed opening batsman and Right Arm Leg Break Bowler. He last played IPL in 2017 as a captain of Kolkata Night Riders.

Prior to that, he was the captain of team Delhi Daredevils. Gambhir played an integral part in India’s victory in 2007 World Twenty20 and 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Kolkata Knight Riders won their first IPL Title on 2012 under his captaincy and again in 2014. In 2009, he was ranked as the No.1 Batsman in ICC Test Rankings. He has been conferred the prestigious Padma Shree Award, by the GOI.

#8. Michael Clarke ( Net Worth – $ 16 Million)

Michael John Clarke born on 21st April 1981, in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, is a former Australian International Cricketer and Commentator. Australia won their 5th ICC Cricket World Cup under his Captainship in 2015 at MCG Against New Zealand. Michael Clarke is considered to be one of the best Batsman of his generation.

He is a right handed middle order batsman and Slow Left Arm Swing Bowler. He has won the prestigious Allan Border Medal four times. He played IPL in 2012 for Pune Warriors.

#9. Chris Gayle ( Net Worth – $ 15 Million)

Chris Gayle or Christopher Henry Gayle was born on 21st September 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica. He plays International Cricket for West Indies. He is considered to be one of the greatest ever Twenty20 batsman.

He is the only cricket player who has scored a triplet of centuries – a triple hundred in the Tests, then Double Hundred in the ODIs and hundred in Twenty20s. He played for KingsXI Punjab in IPL 2018. Prior to that he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2011 to 2017, and before that he played for Kolkata Knight Riders.

As per Forbes he has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Gayle has the record of most IPL Centuries.

#10. AB De Villers ( Net Worth – $12 Million)

AB De Villers or Abraham Benjamin De Villers is International Cricketer and former Captain of the South African Cricket Team. He Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL since 2011.

Besides that he is a part of the Barbados Tridents, Tshwane Spartans, Rangpur Riders, Lahore Qalandars and Middlesex Team. He has played 228 ODI Matches and scored 9577 runs. He is also known as “ Mr. 360” because he plays shots all around the wicket